NYMAZ Ambassadors

Are you aged 11-25 living in North Yorkshire?
Passionate about MUSIC?
Want your voice to be heard?

Become a NYMAZ Music Ambassador, and have a say in the music opportunities on offer in North Yorkshire!

NYMAZ is a charity that works with organisations around the county to bring exciting music-making opportunities to children and young people. We are looking for motivated young people aged 11-25 to join our programme called NYMAZ Music Ambassadors.

What is the role of a NYMAZ Music Ambassador?

  • Take part in your own local Ambassador music projects
  • Give us your views to help shape our music projects and marketing
  • Spread the word about music opportunities in your area

What is the payback?

  • Meet professionals from the music industry
  • Get advice and guidance to improve your music-making
  • The chance to win funding and support for your own music project
  • If you’re doing Arts Award or Duke of Edinburgh, we can help
  • We’ll pay your travel to the open sessions
  • Free food!

Join NYMAZ Ambassadors

NYMAZ Music at Home Activities!

Key Stage 3 (11-16yrs) Graphic Score activity!
Download here!


There are two different Ambassador programmes - Music Ambassadors and PODs!

Music Ambassadors - 11-16

As a NYMAZ Music Ambassador, you will be invited to your local meetings which take place around the county, gaining access to music industry professionals who can advise you on a range of different music careers, getting your music heard, where you can improve your music-making and loads more! These sessions will be taking place in three areas starting from January 2020! Sessions will be weekly, and you will work alongside professional musicians to develop skills and experience as a musician. You will then help shape the direction of the projects and make more music happen in your local area!

Professional Opportunity and Developments (PODs) 17-25

NYMAZ PODs will be groups of young people interested in developing and gaining experience in a range of different music industry roles. You can select which PODs you would like to join, and which roles in the Music Industry you would like to explore. Each POD will be offered the chance to take part in a mini four week course exploring the different roles, and then offered the opportunity to help support, develop and deliver their own projects, all whilst being mentored by an industry professional.
Have an idea for a music project or event? Bring along your ideas and NYMAZ might be able to help you make it happen! YOU will help shape the programme, and the way NYMAZ makes decisions, by contributing your ideas and opinions at the sessions, through online surveys and at events.

Your voice matters, and we want to hear it!

Upcoming Dates:

Big Brass Fest!

Join us on Tuesday 26 and Wednesday 27 October, 10am - 4pm

NYMAZ will be hosting alongside Brass Bands England this exciting two-day interactive practical brass ensemble workshops, open to all standards of player!

Perform and learn alongside Brass ensembles Back Chat Brass and Bollywood Brass band the styles, techniques and fun behind their specialist genres of New Orleans Street Brass and Indian Brass music!

On top of this you will get to experience sectionals and workshops facilitated by Trombonist John Barber and be working alongside composer Supriya Nagarajan from Manasamitra who has been working in collaboration with our young brass band participants to create this new and exciting fusion piece which will have its world premiere performance at the celebration concert closing our Big Brass Fest on the evening of Wednesday 27 October!

If you are 10-18 years old, play brass (beginners included) then we would love for you to take part in the new musical adventure.

Tickets cost £5
Book here!
Previous PODS

Song Writing and Self Publishing POD Online Mini Course!

Join us with Will Fletcher an Tom Clegg for this new and exciting online POD for Songwriting and self music production! A short course on how to create different elements of a song, from a great riff, to a lyrical hook! This POD will complete with a full in-person recording day session to create a CD of the pieces created!
Learn about songwriting and production techniques during this five week interactive course. Using the latest apps on iPhone or iPad, you will learn how to write music in a creative and inspiring way. You will then learn how to develop your ideas into a fully produced song. We will be focusing on drum programming, production ideas, creating loops and working across multiple mobile recording platforms. 
The course will culminate with a day in a studio later on in the year.

How to create your own Music Festival POD Online Mini Course!

Join Festival creator Sophie Cooper to develop and learn new skills and techniques which will help you get your creative juices flowing and your music festival curation skills at the forefront!
Explore a range of topics and interactive workshops to develop your ideas on how to create a DIY festival, and make it become reality! This mini series is perfect for any budding young music events planners wanting to test out and develop their skills, as well as those starting out in events management and promotion to develop an understanding and experience the skill set needed in this industry.

Developing as a Music Leader! POD Online Mini Course

Join NYMAZ and specialist music leader Sam Hodgson for this mini course in developing skills as a music leader. Explore the different types of workshops you may lead, different styles of teaching, planning and development skills needed to become an effective, fun and inspiring music leader! This mini course is perfect for those wanting to learn new skills and develop existing ones in musical leadership. How to engage a variety of audiences and put a plan into action to get a fab musical outcome.

Developing Music Journalism Skills POD Online Mini Course!

An opportunity to explore what Music Journalism is really about! Join us online for this exciting opportunity to experience the music journalism profession and develop your skills by working alongside music journalist Dave Simpson.

Places on these online short courses are limited to just ten, and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis with priority to those living in North Yorkshire. We’d encourage anybody interested in taking up this opportunity to register their interest as soon as possible, by e-mailing grace@nymaz.org.uk or calling 07761525709.

If you would like to become a NYMAZ Music Ambassador, or attend any sessions, email info@nymaz.org.uk to let us know! You can e-mail us if you have any questions, or phone us on 01904 543382.


NYMAZ Ambassador Luke interviews Hope&Social’s Rich Huxley click here for the highlights!

Full interview with Rich Huxley from Hope&Social on soundcloud!